Longmont Invites Residents to Meeting About Updating City’s Wildlife Management Plan

February 21, 2019 GMT

Longmont has invited residents to attend a March 7 meeting about the update of the city’s 13-year-old Wildlife Management Plan that’s underway.

“Tell us what you enjoy about the wildlife you se in your back yard, or on a trail, at a park or in our open spaces,” Parks, Open Spaces and Trails Division staff said in their announcement of the public open house.

The public open house is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. March 7 at Longmont’s Natural Resources Complex, 77 S. Sunset St., across the street from Izaak Walton Park.

Topics to be covered at the meeting include prairie dog management, the Resilient St. Vrain project, wildlife corridors and development setbacks from riparian areas.


A second meeting, set for 6 to 8 p.m. April 4 at the same location, is to cover such topics as pollinators, native fish of the St. Vrain, conflicts with wildlife, species that enrich Longmont’s quality of life, and wildlife diversity.

“The intention of the Wildlife Management Plan is to develop a general City philosophy for allowing the coexistence of wildlife and human activities and to the extent possible, preserve wildlife habitats and promote improvements of degraded habitats, ensuring that Longmont’s high quality of life is maintained for its residents,” city officials said.

Questions about the Wildlife Management Plan update can be called or emailed to Dan Wolford, Longmont’s land program administrator, at 303-774-4691 or dan.wolford@longmontcolorado.gov